On Wednesday, Eɢʏᴘᴛair operated two flights from Cairo to Abu Dhabi and Kᴜᴡᴀɪᴛ with all-female crews for the first time ever. Captain Heba Darwish flew the inaugural flight, a Boeing 737 bound for Kᴜᴡᴀɪᴛ. Captain Hasnaa Taymour, who had been honored by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday at the commemoration of Mother’s Day and Eɢʏᴘᴛ’s Women’s Day, piloted the second flight, an Airbus 330 bound for Abu Dhabi.
This day symbolizes a significant turning point in history and serves as a reminder of the crucial role that women have played in every significant national accomplishment, current and old.
Captain Hasnaa Taymour delayed her pharmacy studies so she could enroll in the Eɢʏᴘᴛian Aviation Academy. In 2009, former tourism minister Zohair Garana honored her for becoming the first Eɢʏᴘᴛian wOᴍᴀɴ to occupy the position of captain at Eɢʏᴘᴛair.
“I was in the second grade at the Faculty of Pharmacy when I mistakenly read an advertising on the entrance standards at the Eɢʏᴘᴛian Aviation Academy without the gender being indicated. I learned that I complied with the standards. After discussing with me, my father persuaded me to take the academy’s tests, and I did “declared Taymour.
I was admitted to the Eɢʏᴘᴛian Aviation Academy. I also double-majored in pharmacology and aviation. But after I graduated, I intended to work in the aviation sector.
Taymour acknowledged her delight in working for Eɢʏᴘᴛair as a three-time mother.
When I fly a plane, I always aim to improve the standing of my company. I diligently and professionally carry out my training while keeping the passengers’ safety in mind.
Captain Heba Darwish joined Eɢʏᴘᴛair after completing her aviation education in the US. There, she made steady advancements until she was in charge of a Boeing 727-800. Darwish is one of three female pilots currently operating Eɢʏᴘᴛair aircraft alongside seven female co-pilots. Eɢʏᴘᴛair has only ever hired 15 female pilots in its whole history.
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